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  • Messaging App Line’s Kawaii Characters Get Their Own Cartoon Series In Japan

    Messaging App Line’s Kawaii Characters Get Their Own Cartoon Series In Japan

    Line’s animated characters, which helped it become one of Asia’s top messaging apps with more than 120 million users, now have their own cartoon series. The TV show, called “LINE TOWN,” premiered on Tokyo TV Channel 6 last week (h/t Asiajin). “Line Town” features half-hour-long episodes and a prime 6:30PM to 7:30PM slot, and has already been picked up… Read More

  • Line2 Now Has 50,000 Paying Customers, Launches On iPad

    Line2 Now Has 50,000 Paying Customers, Launches On iPad

    Back in September 2009, I wrote about Line2 —¬†a startup that offers similar functionality to Google Voice, but with a focus on catering to businesses and ‘prosumers’ (it offers¬†easily-accessible phone support among its included features). At the time, the company was getting off to a difficult start: it took Apple three months to initially approve the app, largely because… Read More

  • Line2 Adds Texting Support, Sends 1 Million SMS Messages In Four Days

    We’ve been hearing quite a bit lately about the rise of unlimited texting applications on the iPhone. Pinger’s Textfree, which was a runner-up for the top prize at TechCrunch Disrupt, has posted some staggering stats lately, with over 4 billion text messages sent since March 2009. There’s also GOGII’s textPlus, which has gotten similarly impressive adoption. Now Line2… Read More

  • Line2's Google Voice For Businesses Can Now Juggle 3G, Cellular, And Wifi Networks

    Last September, while the Apple/Google Voice fiasco was still in full swing, an interesting application called Line2 was allowed into the App Store. The application acts as a mix between Google Voice and Skype, allowing small businesses to add a separate, dedicated business line to their iPhones in addition to the phone’s “regular” number. The service also includes… Read More